Dynamic electron scattering distinguishes dodecahedral and tetrahedral crystallographic sites in garnet structure

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It is shown in this letter that, in contrast to the accepted belief in the literature, it is possible to determine if a minority component is located on the dodecahedral, octahedral, or tetrahedral sites in a garnet single crystal. This prediction of ours is based on dynamical Bloch-wave calculations and proved experimentally with x-ray measurements in a transmission electron microscope. The previous literature seemed to agree on the assumption that the dodecahedral and tetrahedral sites are indistinguishable from each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 5 1999


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